The first, I discovered only on Thursday as a result of Meri's joy sharing. It is: The Rug Project and a joy indeed! A group of women in a small Mexican village are trying to save their way of life by brining the rugs they make to the attention of the wider world. Oh man, you should see them, here are a few of my favourites but there are tons more.
And better than just looking at them on a computer screen you can win one. If you click on the link above you will be able to see all the rugs and the women who make them, read the full story, and enter into a raffle. All you need do is send a US dollar. I have three, thanks to Bob, to send off first thing tomorrow.
The second: a young woman inspired to raise funds for the NSPCC has developed the 18before18 project. This is a set of eighteen challenges that she and a group of other seventeen year olds have set themselves before they turn 18. Click on the link to find out more, and read about the tasks they intend to perform. I've promised her a recipe for fried pig's ears for one challenge, which I must now look out.